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The MTA budget crisis: What does it mean for riders?

For the past several months, the MTA of New York City has been under serious financial strain, as a result of a continued decline in ridership. Now in severe debt, the MTA is in the midst of talks of potential service cuts, hoping to dig itself out of a hole that seems far too deep. […]

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OP-ED: Difficulties of mass transit in New York

Taking the bus or the subway can be a stressful event for many New Yorkers. New Yorkers are continually upset with the state of the Mass Transit Authority (MTA) and want improvements to make traveling hassle-free. However, these improvements come with a price. The MTA has been raising fares to help pay off its debt […]

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Proposed Senate bill offers discounted MetroCards

The wallets of college students may become fatter because of a bill introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The University Transit Rider Innovation Program offers a 25 percent discount to college students across the nation. This includes MetroCards for CUNY students. “The point of this legislation is to give college students some relief, because so many […]

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MTA increases fare despite public outcry

The MTA increased subway and bus fares by a quarter on March 22, making the per-ride cost rise to $2.75. The Queens College campus, located in one of the most diverse boroughs of New York, is a well-known commuter school where thousands of students rely on the MTA for transportation. Students, in general, were unhappy about the fare […]

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Warnings of a Sandy-like catastrophe did not motivate MTA to prevent significant damage to city infrastructure

Evidence of a Hurricane Sandy-like disaster was presented to the MTA as far back as 2007, according to reports by groups and climate scientists. While Queens College students are still coping with the destruction by the hurricane in terms of housing and transportation, such a disaster could have prevented. The MTA, however, did not act […]

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Longer buses lead to limited service

The Metropolitan Transit Authority boasts the slogan “improving nonstop,” however; its latest improvement is not very popular with students. The latest MTA change is the use of the NOVA-LFS bus models used by the Q88 and Q44. Students who frequent these bus lines find these new buses cause long delays in their travel time. The […]

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